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    27 Problem-Solving Products That Might Actually Make 2020 Easier

    Leave all your small problems in 2019, where they belong.

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    1. Make sure you know whose charger is whose with these lil' cable labels.

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    Solve what's probably one of the most common arguments in no time with this set of cable labels! They're made from a flexible and tear-resistant material that you can write whatever name you like on, and it works for telling your HDMI cables from your TV plug too.

    Price: £4.99 for a pack of 24.

    2. Keep the moisture out of your room with this dehumidifier, which requires no electricity or batteries.

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    The highly-absorbent filling of this dehumidifier absorbs and collects the water from your air, which then pools into a tray at the base of the dehumidifier for easy emptying.

    Price: £8.

    3. This knife sharpener sticks really firmly to your countertops or table, so it won't move around when you're using it.

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    This super easy-to-use sharpener has a double-sided buffer that sharpens your knife from both sides when you run your blades through them, and it's compact enough not to take up too much space in your kitchen either. The PowerGrip suction cup at its base is strong enough to ensure a slip-free experience when you're using it!

    Price: £8.

    4. Clean the inside of your glasses and mugs in no time with this in-sink cleaning brush from Joseph Joseph.

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    It's got a handy suction cup at one end which secures it to the inside of your sink (it works on ceramic and metal)! It'll be way easier to properly ~get into~ your cups and glasses with one of these brushes (goodbye, coffee-stained mugs and cloudy glasses).

    Price: £8.

    5. I'm not really sure how I lived without this lid organiser TBH.

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    Got about fifty plastic boxes in your cupboard and around three lids (none of which actually fit any of the boxes for some reason)? Same. We should probably both consider getting this incredible organiser, which holds up to 38 lids in an upright position that lets you see exactly what you've got and where.

    Price: £11.40.

    6. This genius stapler doesn't require any staples – just press it down and you're done!

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    It contains a mechanism that applies enough force to your pages that no staples are needed, so you'll be able to hand in that important assignment without the added last-minute stress of realising your stapler is empty of broken (the WORST feeling). This stapler works for up to five pages at a time!

    Price: £9.99.

    7. We do not do scaly cups of tea in 2020. This drop-in descaler will remove the limescale from your kettle in minutes!

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    Drop this handy bag into your kettle, turn it on, and wait ten minutes for this lil' bag to work its magic. Then, just pour the water out (along with all the limescale that was previously in your kettle), and voila – scale-free cuppas!

    Price: £2.18.

    8. If you're board (I'm sorry) of setting up clunky ironing tables every time you want to smooth out your clothes (or if you just don't have the space), this genius ironing blanket will transform almost any flat surface without damaging it.

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    Turn tables, desks, and more into an iron-friendly surface in no time with this roll-up mat, which reflects heat and is machine-washable too.

    Price: £9.99.

    9. You can finally sort out the ceiling in your bathroom with some of this mould removal spray.

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    Once you've let this spray sit on any mould-covered surfaces for a few minutes, it'll get to work breaking down all traces of mould and mildew on your walls and tiles. Then, you'll just have to wipe it away to reveal the clean surface underneath (SO satisfying)! This spray works on walls, tiles, grouting, and more.

    Price: £7.47.

    10. These lid lifters are as adorable as they are practical.

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    These sheep-shaped silicone lid lifters are a great way to prevent pots boiling over, or just to keep the air in your pots circulating. Made from silicone that's heat-resistant up to a temperature of 315°C, these bad boys will do the job perfectly (and they won't look baaa-d in your kitchen either).

    Price: £8 for three.

    11. If, like me, you struggle to apply false lashes, this applicator should help.

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    It's curved to fit the shape of your eyes, and it'll hold fake lashes against your real ones until they're properly (and seamlessly) bonded.

    Price: £2.37.

    12. Get fur and hair off your surfaces with this pet hair remover roller, which is fully reusable and incredibly effective.

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    Roll this product over your surfaces (you can roll it both backwards and forwards), and it'll pick up even the finest of hairs before putting them in a compartment in the back which you can open with a button for easy emptying. You can reuse this roller literally hundreds of times, too!

    Price: £12.99.

    13. These in-shoe odour neutralisers will get rid of bad smells in the most low-effort way possible.

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    Once you've put one of these carbon-filled bags into your shoes, they'll begin drawing out all the odours from the material of your fave trainers. These filters work in your gym bag, in your wardrobe, for your car, and in so many other places too!

    Price: £9.99 for two.

    14. These genius hangers will save you so much wardrobe space!

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    You can store up to five items of clothing while using the rail space of just one hanger with one of these, and the drop-down display means you'll be able to see exactly which clothes you have in your wardrobe at any given time (Marie Kondo would probably be proud)!

    Price: £7.99 for ten.

    15. You can go to sleep listening to your fave podcast with these genius Bluetooth headband earphones.

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    Lie down and blast your best playlist or just tune in to your favourite podcast without any discomfort thanks to these headphones. They're not as clunky as regular headphones, and they won't dig into your ears like earphones can when you're lying down either! The wireless headphones won't get tangled in your bed, and the central control panel in the centre of the headband means you won't have to open your phone when you're trying to sleep to skip tracks or adjust the volume. The material of the headband is machine-washable, too (just make sure to remove the headphones from their lil' sockets first).

    Price: £17.65.

    16. Get the last drop out of your toothpaste with one of these squeezers.

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    Place your tube of toothpaste in the slot of one of these squeezers, and then turn the handle any time you want to get brushin'. It'll only push out the product you need, and it'll help to make sure you get every last penny's worth out of your toothpaste too!

    Price: £7.98 for three.

    17. Keep your sheets in place with these incredibly handy fasteners.

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    The elastic in the bands of these bed clips means that you can get them to fit almost any size of bed. Clip the metal parts onto the sides of your sheets and they should have enough hold to keep them down during the night, even if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep!

    Price: £4.35 for four.

    18. Get your oven pizza crispy all the way around with this reusable mesh tray.

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    Perfect for getting the base of your pizza *exactly* how you like it, this mesh tray is completely washable (just clean it with washing-up liquid like you would a plate), and it can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C too.

    Price: £4.52.

    19. Conventional washing-up sponges can sometimes get frayed, smelly, and because they stay soggy for so long, mildew can build up in them. I've been using these net cloths for months now – not only do they work just as well as other cloths, they dry faster, last longer, and harbour less water and bacteria.

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    Okay, they were new to me too, but I'm incredibly impressed by these machine-washable cloths. They create just as much of a lather from soap as my old cloths did, they do a brilliant job of wiping down and gently scouring everything from pots and pans to bowls and spoons, and because of their design, they don't get waterlogged, stinky, or frayed (I also find food doesn't stick to it either, because it doesn't have a solid surface to cling onto). Plus, they last an absolute age! No wonder customers seem to love them so much.

    Price: £4.68 for three.

    20. If you've had that framed picture hidden away somewhere in your home for ages because you don't want to take a hammer to your walls, these Command hooks are the perfect solution.

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    You just have to peel the back off of these adhesive strips, apply them to your wall, and attach the frame to get that lil' task finally ticked off your to-do list! Don't worry, the adhesive won't damage your walls – it's easy to remove, and won't leave a sticky residue. A pair of these hooks can bear a weight of about 1.8kg!

    Price: £9.60 for twelve pairs.

    21. Clean your makeup brushes in no time with this easy-to-use washing board.

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    Suction cups at the back of this board ensure that it doesn't move or slip while you're using it, and the variety of textures on the surface of this mat means there's something that'll get into the bristles of most kinds of brushes. The silicone material is long-lasting and easy to clean too!

    Price: £1.95.

    22. This glass nail file will last so much longer than a regular emery board, and it looks better too.

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    This glass nail file stays sharp for longer than emery boards, and it comes with a handy (and pretty) container too! Available in seven different colours, this file works on false nails as well as natural ones.

    Price: £4.25.

    23. Stick these mini mirrors onto the wing mirrors of your car to help eliminate your blind spots.

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    They've got a full range of motion, are incredibly easy to apply, and help to increase what you can see in your mirror! They can be adjusted with almost no effort, and the weatherproof adhesive means they're very unlikely to fall off, no matter the weather.

    Price: £4.39 for two.

    24. You can finally organise your sock drawer with these hexagonal inserts.

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    These hexagons just click together to form one solid unit, so you can use as many or as few as you'd like to fill any space you choose. They work for belts, ties, and other small stuff too!

    Price: £8.95 for 32 hexagons.

    25. This garlic rocker is incredibly easy to use, and it's simple to wash as well!

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    It's made from anti-rust and easy-clean stainless steel, and because of its shape, it covers a bigger surface area than other garlic mincers. Its design is made to be gently rocked over garlic, creating a fine mince with minimal effort and mess.

    Price: £6.88.

    26. Make sure your charger cable doesn't fray with one of these cable savers.

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    Just wrap this protector around your cables for a low-effort way to prevent fraying and breaking that can occur from bending and pulling your wires!

    Price: £2.99 for six.

    27. The incredibly highly-reviewed Seche Vite topcoat will keep your manicures fresh for longer, and it'll help prevent chipping too!

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    This topcoat works by penetrating through your nail polish to the base of your nail, helping to bond the varnish to your nails in a really thorough and durable way. Just apply this over your regular nail polish for a long-lasting protective shield that can help to keep your nail polish looking good for literally weeks!

    Price: £6.70.

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    Always looking for more ways to solve life's little problems? Check out our list of small products under £9 that'll help you out in a big way, or our compilation of things that'll solve problems in every room of your home.